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Total Blackout Hits Nigeria As Power Grid Collapses



Generator noises and fumes have pervaded Nigeria in the last 24 hours following a total power failure which has made life uncomfortable for the people.

The nation has been plunged into total darkness as the power grid recorded a total collapse on Saturday morning, a Punch correspondent has learnt.

The system collapse led to the shutdown of all the nation’s power plants.

An industry source, who is a top executive of one of the nation’s electricity distribution companies, told a correspondent on condition of anonymity that the national grid first collapsed on Friday.

When contacted to find out the cause of the outage in parts of Lagos, he said, “It’s a general thing; it is a system collapse. It happened yesterday and this morning. All the power plants were shut down.”

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